WPD officer arrested on charges of child porn

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WAYNESBORO—A member of the Waynesboro Police Department has been arrested on charges of child pornography.

Kellee S. Rogers, 30, was charged Thursday, May 12, by the Franklin County District Attorney’s office after a months-long investigation. Rogers has resigned from the department.

According to Waynesboro Police Chief Jim Sourbier, the investigation began in January.

“I was made aware of a possible act of misconduct committed by an officer of the Waynesboro Police Department. An internal administrative investigation was initiated to determine if there was merit to the allegation,” Sourbier said. “It was determined that evidence existed to sustain the allegations. Further inquiry indicated that the 
officer had potentially engaged in criminal activity.”

Sourbier said the investigation was referred to Franklin County District Attorney’s Office to ensure there would be no conflict of interest and that there would be a transparent, impartial assessment of the evidence.

“It has been, and will remain, a priority to demand that all members of this agency demonstrate only the highest legal, ethical and moral values both on and off duty,” Sourbier said. “Officer behavior that violates these standards tarnishes the reputation of our profession and our department and will not be tolerated. To that end, this agency will continue to aggressively investigate all allegations of police misconduct to assure that only those who value our expectations of integrity and veracity serve in our community”
Rogers’ bail has been set at $75,000 as he awaits a June 7 preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Jody Eyer.